Selby Station Gateway

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Please note - this consultation has now closed.

To view the Outcome Report of this consultation, please download from the 'Outcome Report' section of this webpage (to the right hand side if viewing on a computer, and below if viewing on a mobile) or click here.


To view the materials from the consultation held between February and March 2021, please visit: www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/selbyphase1


The information below was presented during the public consultation between October and November 2021:

Selby Station Gateway is North Yorkshire County Council and Selby District Council’s ambitious project to improve the area around Selby Railway Station. We want to show how your feedback from previous consultations have helped to shape the designs before a planning application is submitted.

Selby District Council, North Yorkshire County Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are working together to deliver an exciting £23m worth of improvements which will benefit residents, business and visitors alike. Providing an accessible, attractive and cleaner alternative to car journeys is at the heart of Leeds City Region’s Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) - a major £317 million programme of transport infrastructure investment secured as part of the West Yorkshire devolution deal, plus local match funding. You can read more about the Leeds City Region TCF programme here.

In September 2019, and earlier in March 2021, we asked for your thoughts on our initial proposals for the railway station and surrounding area. At that time, you told us you wanted:

  • Designs to integrate with the town as a whole

  • Selby Park’s importance to be recognised and the park improved

  • More promotion of walking and cycling to/from Selby Station and around the local area

  • Parking to remain as many people still need to drive

  • The town’s history and heritage to be taken into account

  • High quality and low maintenance materials that improve the look and feel of Selby town centre

  • Improved safety, security and accessibility

  • Flood protection to be retained or improved

  • More trees and planting

Since then, we have worked to develop more detailed designs based on the feedback received during the consultation. We want to hear your views on these proposals before a planning application is submitted and the scheme can progress through to the delivery stage.


Find out more and have your say

Step 1: Have a look at the proposals, which have been uploaded to the 'Please View: Our Proposals' section.  Each zone image sets out how the design has changed as a result of your feedback. There will be more opportunities to provide feedback when we submit the planning application.

You can also view a video of what the proposals would look like, with our 'Flythrough' video:

Step 2: If you would like to hear more or put your questions to us directly, then you can join one of our online live events, where you can listen to a presentation and ask questions:


You can also join us to talk about the designs on one of our walking tours around the town, starting from Selby Park:


  • Friday 29 October 2021, 11am – 2pm

  • Saturday 30 October 2021, 11am – 2pm


Step 3: Tell us what you think by completing the survey, which you can access by clicking the button below. You can feed back to us between 18 October and 12 November 2021. If you have questions about the scheme which are not covered by the information provided in the consultation materials or in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), you can submit your question via the ‘Questions’ tab (below).


In order to help everyone participate in the consultation, we have broken the proposals down into five distinct zones, as follows:

  • Zone 1 –Selby Plaza, Station Road & Park


  • Zone 2 –Eastern Station Access & Cowie Drive Car Park

  • Zone 3 –Selby Bus Hub & Bawtry Road

  • Zone 4Ousegate & the Wharf

  • Zone 5Shipyard Road & Denison Road Bridge

  • Zone 6 – Selby Rail Station

Survey and Information

If you are having difficulty accessing this online information, or need an alternative format, please contact us. Please note that due to Covid-19, most of our staff are working from home and therefore there will be delays in receiving any postal contributions. It is strongly recommended that you participate via the online survey if possible.

Contact us

If you have any other questions, or if you or someone you know require these materials in an alternative format, you can get in touch with us via:

Telephone: 01609 780780 

Freepost: Corporate Director

Central services

North Yorkshire County Council

County Hall

NORTHALLERTON

DL7 5AL

If you would like to join our mailing list, please send your details to: Transformingcities@northyorks.gov.uk

If you would like to register with Your Voice to be kept informed with the progress of this scheme, please click on the Subscribe button.

For social media updates on this project and other North Yorkshire County Council and Selby District Council schemes, follow us on:

Twitter: @NorthYorksCCand @SelbyDC

Facebook: @NorthYorksCCand @SelbyDC

LinkedIn: @NorthYorksCC

Instagram: @NorthYorksCC

Other projects and policies affecting Selby town

Selby District Council and North Yorkshire County Council have a number of other projects around Selby town. We have recently consulted on the Selby Places & movement study which looked at traffic and public realm areas around the town centre – our Transforming Cities Fund proposals are a separate project but the designs are intended to be complimentary to any future scheme brought forward as a result of the Places and Movement work.

The Rail station is an important feature of the Transforming Cities Fund proposals and we are pleased that Network Rail are working on a separate, and complimentary scheme to install lifts at the station.

You can find out more information about other projects affecting Selby Town centre by clicking on the links below:

Next Steps  

Following the close of the public consultation on 12 November, all feedback will be considered as the designs evolve. The designs will be finalised by the end of 2021 ahead of a final decision on implementation of the scheme. It is anticipated that construction of the scheme will begin in autumn 2022 for approximately 12 months. Following this consultation, detailed designs will be completed and a planning application will be submitted.

Please note - this consultation has now closed.

To view the Outcome Report of this consultation, please download from the 'Outcome Report' section of this webpage (to the right hand side if viewing on a computer, and below if viewing on a mobile) or click here.


To view the materials from the consultation held between February and March 2021, please visit: www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/selbyphase1


The information below was presented during the public consultation between October and November 2021:

Selby Station Gateway is North Yorkshire County Council and Selby District Council’s ambitious project to improve the area around Selby Railway Station. We want to show how your feedback from previous consultations have helped to shape the designs before a planning application is submitted.

Selby District Council, North Yorkshire County Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are working together to deliver an exciting £23m worth of improvements which will benefit residents, business and visitors alike. Providing an accessible, attractive and cleaner alternative to car journeys is at the heart of Leeds City Region’s Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) - a major £317 million programme of transport infrastructure investment secured as part of the West Yorkshire devolution deal, plus local match funding. You can read more about the Leeds City Region TCF programme here.

In September 2019, and earlier in March 2021, we asked for your thoughts on our initial proposals for the railway station and surrounding area. At that time, you told us you wanted:

  • Designs to integrate with the town as a whole

  • Selby Park’s importance to be recognised and the park improved

  • More promotion of walking and cycling to/from Selby Station and around the local area

  • Parking to remain as many people still need to drive

  • The town’s history and heritage to be taken into account

  • High quality and low maintenance materials that improve the look and feel of Selby town centre

  • Improved safety, security and accessibility

  • Flood protection to be retained or improved

  • More trees and planting

Since then, we have worked to develop more detailed designs based on the feedback received during the consultation. We want to hear your views on these proposals before a planning application is submitted and the scheme can progress through to the delivery stage.


Find out more and have your say

Step 1: Have a look at the proposals, which have been uploaded to the 'Please View: Our Proposals' section.  Each zone image sets out how the design has changed as a result of your feedback. There will be more opportunities to provide feedback when we submit the planning application.

You can also view a video of what the proposals would look like, with our 'Flythrough' video:

Step 2: If you would like to hear more or put your questions to us directly, then you can join one of our online live events, where you can listen to a presentation and ask questions:


You can also join us to talk about the designs on one of our walking tours around the town, starting from Selby Park:


  • Friday 29 October 2021, 11am – 2pm

  • Saturday 30 October 2021, 11am – 2pm


Step 3: Tell us what you think by completing the survey, which you can access by clicking the button below. You can feed back to us between 18 October and 12 November 2021. If you have questions about the scheme which are not covered by the information provided in the consultation materials or in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), you can submit your question via the ‘Questions’ tab (below).


In order to help everyone participate in the consultation, we have broken the proposals down into five distinct zones, as follows:

  • Zone 1 –Selby Plaza, Station Road & Park


  • Zone 2 –Eastern Station Access & Cowie Drive Car Park

  • Zone 3 –Selby Bus Hub & Bawtry Road

  • Zone 4Ousegate & the Wharf

  • Zone 5Shipyard Road & Denison Road Bridge

  • Zone 6 – Selby Rail Station

Survey and Information

If you are having difficulty accessing this online information, or need an alternative format, please contact us. Please note that due to Covid-19, most of our staff are working from home and therefore there will be delays in receiving any postal contributions. It is strongly recommended that you participate via the online survey if possible.

Contact us

If you have any other questions, or if you or someone you know require these materials in an alternative format, you can get in touch with us via:

Telephone: 01609 780780 

Freepost: Corporate Director

Central services

North Yorkshire County Council

County Hall

NORTHALLERTON

DL7 5AL

If you would like to join our mailing list, please send your details to: Transformingcities@northyorks.gov.uk

If you would like to register with Your Voice to be kept informed with the progress of this scheme, please click on the Subscribe button.

For social media updates on this project and other North Yorkshire County Council and Selby District Council schemes, follow us on:

Twitter: @NorthYorksCCand @SelbyDC

Facebook: @NorthYorksCCand @SelbyDC

LinkedIn: @NorthYorksCC

Instagram: @NorthYorksCC

Other projects and policies affecting Selby town

Selby District Council and North Yorkshire County Council have a number of other projects around Selby town. We have recently consulted on the Selby Places & movement study which looked at traffic and public realm areas around the town centre – our Transforming Cities Fund proposals are a separate project but the designs are intended to be complimentary to any future scheme brought forward as a result of the Places and Movement work.

The Rail station is an important feature of the Transforming Cities Fund proposals and we are pleased that Network Rail are working on a separate, and complimentary scheme to install lifts at the station.

You can find out more information about other projects affecting Selby Town centre by clicking on the links below:

Next Steps  

Following the close of the public consultation on 12 November, all feedback will be considered as the designs evolve. The designs will be finalised by the end of 2021 ahead of a final decision on implementation of the scheme. It is anticipated that construction of the scheme will begin in autumn 2022 for approximately 12 months. Following this consultation, detailed designs will be completed and a planning application will be submitted.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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    Hi We recently attended a walk through representing visually impaired and disabled residents to which we made known our concerns re: safety and desirability/access issues of your plans. Imagine our surprise when we see you've almost totally ignored what we raised! Are we second class citizens? Portholme road, you're removing the "steep and dangerous steps" and replacing with a tunnel. Fine, although there's an existing route through the existing arch! Okay now you will have removed the only access on to west side of bridge connecting prospect centre and homebargains to south of selby. Are you going to instate the alternative route. i.e. footpath to the base of the bridge? We also note you've disqualified people with mobility issues from accessing the station through the park!..Are you not going to put in a ramp for wheelchair access? We also note not one controlled crossing in the whole of this plan, and mitigation of traffic speed watered down by installing speed tables instead of bumps. My suggestion, do the opposite! Have a look at sainsbury speed bumps, they work and nobody complains. I honestly believ you have looked at this from point of view of motorists when your brief should be to discourage driving in favour of pedestrian/cycling. Believe me walking in selby is difficult enough without this proposal, as I said at the time you'll never discourage driving unless you improve access from the districts, N,S,E and west. Please don't use the "there's no money" argument, you have over £1million collected by SDC under CIL specifically for infrastructure...where are the improvements?

    Bobby asked 8 months ago

    Good morning, 

    Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding to your comments, and thank you for getting in touch about the Selby Station Gateway scheme.  

    We are considering all of these comments and welcome further opportunity to discuss with affected groups. The proposals will be developed in more detail during the next design stage and we are keen to ensure that all routes remain accessible to all, including the new connection between Portholme Road, the station and Bawtry Road and road crossings. To clarify, the plaza designs do include ramped access into Selby Park. All funding options, including CIL contributions, have been explored.

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    Will this new station include a 'Changing Places facility' ?

    michael bradley asked 9 months ago

    Good afternoon,

    Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding to your comments, and thank you for getting in touch about the Selby Station Gateway scheme.  

    Yes, the new station will indeed include a 'Changing Places' facility. 

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    Is there plans to make it safer (or even possible) to cycle from Ousegate turning right over the toll bridge. Currently virtually impossible as an adult and definitely impossible with children

    Cycling Mum asked 8 months ago

    Good afternoon,

    Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding to your comments, and thank you for getting in touch about the Selby Station Gateway scheme.  

    Yes, the designs mean that there will be an advanced stop line for cyclist so they can re-join the road and turn right. It is proposed to alter the signal sequencing to provide better timings.

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